UWC takes part in the world’s first Disruptive Innovation Festival!Several UWC colleges are poised to take part in the world’s first Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF). The context lies in the transition towards a circular economy: everyone knows that the economy is changing but what do school-leavers, new graduates and their teachers need to know, experience…
What I love about MUWCI is that its education system does not chew you up and spit you out as work and money-minded folks like most other schools do. It takes you in and teaches you to make happy. I know that phrase is grammatically incorrect (and interpret it as you will) but it makes you work for yourself and teaches you to make yourself and others around you happy.
If there was ever a phrase or a sentence or even a series of jumbled words that could correctly define a home, then Ted Williams put it down perfectly: ‘Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.’
If I had to choose one word to describe studying in MUWCI, I’d chose ‘challenging’. Challenging because we are constantly pushed to our limits in every aspect of our academic life. In UWC we follow the IB diploma programme; a highly demanding pre-university course, which requires us to take 6 subjects, ideally one from each group, out of which 3 are at a higher level and 3 are at a standard level. In addition to academics, the IB requires us to partake in 150 CAS (Community, Action, Service) hours.
Welcome to MUWCI, and this universe has different lighting – fairy lights only, and the occasional sunset off internet hill, a hill with no internet. You can only get internet with the mosquito net open, the mosquitoes are in permanent assault, the rain, when it starts, doesn’t necessarily stop, and there is always one dryer which isn’t working. You are advised to shower occasionally, as you are advised to attend first block, but neither is strictly mandatory.